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fwest
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted August 23, 2004 10:48 PM  
We have been told by a couple of guys at
different tracks that we should consider
running a detroit locker. We race on dirt
oval track that is about 3/8 of a mile with
high banking. We run modified street, a monte
carlo with a 350 and a 9"ford rear end with a
650 gear, 28 spline. Would love to have some
feedback as to how the locker would work on
a tacky surface such as this. Thanks for
your time....

bachshute
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted August 24, 2004 04:54 AM  
The Detroit Lockers seem to help on asphalt tracks , there are cars at my local dirt track that i know runs the lockers and they dont seem to have any advantage in the corners at all , i almost went to a locker but decided that on dirt the locker wasn't worth the cost , jmo. hope this helps some

fwest
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted August 24, 2004 06:57 AM  
Thanks alot. We have installed the locker
as of our last race. We usually race first
but this was a big race and we had to race
after the supers. The track was exceptionally
dry almost black to be exact and it seemed
to really come off the corners in turn two and four but we don't know much about the
locker as far as breaking, accelerating and
so on. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Glad to know you race dirt!

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1363
posted August 24, 2004 04:37 PM  
i run a detroit locker on dirt. 3000 lb. car, approximately 550 HP. it is very durable and i believe it helps the car to turn quicker in the middle of the corners. it is better on a tacky track but a dry slick is about even with a spool.

fwest
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted August 24, 2004 08:18 PM  
Thanks, I've been very nervous since we
put the locker in. It gives me some relief
just to know that it can be an advantage on
dirt. I could get all kinds of answers and
information concerning asphalt, but the feed
back I've got from this forum is all I've
been able to get concerning oval dirt racing.
You're appreciated.

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